Skip to main content
Early Risers Kiwanis donates hospital dolls
New work at an old building: Ocheyedan Town Hall renovations are underway
Area woman helps pen memoir on family farm
Ready to get its kicks: Construction of new soccer fields finished
First-ever WHS Snowcoming celebrates students in winter activities
Wolter: Riding the insane NFL roller-coaster
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Column: Trump's demagogic illogic
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
out and about
Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
Data: Dec. 6, 2016
Data: Dec. 3, 2016
Data: Dec. 2, 2016
Data: Dec. 1, 2016
Data: Nov. 30, 2016
Lewis & Clark
December 30, 2014
Where’s all the water?
Water — or the lack thereof in local wells — was a subject of deep concern for Worthington residents throughout most of 2014. For a good chunk of the year, a non-essential water ban was in effect, due to prolonged drought conditions. Spotty spring snows and rains did little...
December 30, 2014 - 9:43pm
December 17, 2014
Local representatives hear the issues
WORTHINGTON — District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton and District 22 Sen. Bill Weber heard key regional issues on which their constituents think they...
December 17, 2014 - 8:44pm
December 12, 2014
Rural water money nears federal OK; Lewis & Clark among competing projects
WORTHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved Thursday night a fiscal year 2015 budget that includes an additional $31 million for the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BoR) Rural Water Program, and the Senate is expected to follow suit in the next few days. BoR officials will...
December 12, 2014 - 10:08pm
November 10, 2014
Council discusses priorities for 2015
WORTHINGTON — The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System bonding request, housing and the completion of Minnesota 60 to St. James are all on the list of 2015 legislative priorities that the city of Worthington, Nobles County, District 518 and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce...
November 10, 2014 - 9:31pm
October 7, 2014
Lewis & Clark construction budget discussed
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission discussed Monday the upcoming Lewis & Clark Regional Water System board meeting, which will determine the 2015 construction budget for the project. The project is anticipating federal funding of $2.4...
October 7, 2014 - 10:17pm
September 26, 2014
Lewis & Clark awards Luverne pipeline contract
LUVERNE — The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Board of Directors awarded a $16.5 million pipeline contract Thursday to Carstensen Contracting of Pipestone. The price tag comes in more than $2 million less than the engineer’s estimate. The contract, which is the first...
September 26, 2014 - 5:12pm
July 18, 2014
Dayton talks Lewis & Clark in Luverne
LUVERNE — Gov. Mark Dayton traveled to Luverne on Friday to meet with local officials and area legislators to discuss the next steps in advancing...
July 18, 2014 - 9:56pm
June 11, 2014
Editorial: Water before books
The need for water in southwest Minnesota and a long-discussed new Nobles County Library should have little or nothing to do with each other, but that all changed last week. A referendum on November’s ballot that would have sought the public’s support to use Worthington’s former...
June 11, 2014 - 5:07pm
June 10, 2014
‘Still awful dry’
WORTHINGTON — Recent rains have helped raise the water levels in Worthington’s well field, but there’s still a long way to go before the...
June 10, 2014 - 8:46pm
June 6, 2014
Letter: Dayton, others came through for Lewis & Clark
By Lennis “Red” Arndt, Luverne, Chairman of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Lewis & Clark received its best news in five years when the Legislature approved a $22 million advance on our federal funding in the bonding bill. Federal funding has slowed to a drip,...
June 6, 2014 - 9:58pm
June 3, 2014
Library issue pulled from ballot
WORTHINGTON — In unanimous agreement Tuesday morning, Nobles County commissioners voted to ask the city of Worthington not to include a referendum on November’s ballot seeking the public’s support to use Worthington’s former pool site for potential development of a new public...
June 3, 2014 - 9:04pm
May 21, 2014
Greater MN grades session
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt. Dry southwestern Minnesotans think they may get Missouri River water, but some...
May 21, 2014 - 9:09pm
Letter: Legislator reflects on session's wrapup
By District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne On May 16, the Minnesota House of Representatives completed its work and adjourned for the remainder of the year. A number of provisions were approved during the final week. It often seems as if the most important bills of session...
May 21, 2014 - 4:33pm
Editorial: L&C funding ultimately a positive
It wasn’t long ago that it appeared the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System was going to wind up as an afterthought in this year’s Minnesota Legislature. As it turned out, Lewis & Clark ended up with $22 million to keep construction going. Legislators also opted to give...
May 21, 2014 - 4:32pm
May 19, 2014
Column: Ending the dry spell - Lewis & Clark funding secured
By DISTRICT 22 REP. JOE SCHOMACKER, DISTRICT 22B REP. ROD HAMILTON and DISTRICT 22 SEN. BILL WEBER ST. PAUL — After a week of extreme uncertainty, we are pleased to report a success story that few saw coming just one week ago. The Lewis and Clark Rural Water project will soon...
May 19, 2014 - 12:27pm